Joe Zegan

Joe Zegan
Greater Chicago Area
Electrical Engineer at Ed Miniat
Electrical Project Engineer with diverse experience in USDA-regulated food & heavy industrial
manufacturing environments.
Meticulous project manager, having completed many control system and electrical infrastructure
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Work well with people at all levels of an organization.
Have led and supervised maintenance crews throughout the completion of project work; managed
multiple contractors; chaired committees to achieve reductions in energy usage; led cross-functional
teams to successfully complete internal environmental management system audits.
A developing leader.
Leadership Experience:
District Vice President, International Society of Automation (ISA) District 6 (Northcentral US),
President, ISA Chicago Section, 2002-2007
VP Operations, ISA Chicago Section, 2001
Secretary, ISA Chicago Section, 2008 – 2012
ISA Honors & Awards Committee, 2009 – present
President, Bella Fiore Condo Association, Chicago, IL, 2007 – 2009, 2012 – present.
ISA Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division (FPID) 2014 Symposium Committee
Specialties: Industrial Control System/Automation design, Project Management, Wiring Diagrams,
Control Panel Layouts (AutoCAD), PLC, HMI Programming (AB/Rockwell Automation, GE),
SCADA development (iFIX, Intellution FIX32, SyTech XLReports), Motor Controls, Vision System
development (DVT smart camera), digital indicating & program controllers (Yokogawa, Honeywell),
Instrumentation, demand control systems (electrical energy management), NEC, MS SQL Server,
Ammonia Refrigeration Controls
ISO 14001 and ISO/TS-16949 internal auditing
Electrical Engineer at Ed Miniat, Inc
June 2009  –  Present  (7 years 2 months)
Manage electrical & control system projects for a multiple-facility meat processing and edible oil
refining company in the Chicago, IL area. Work on everything from lighting retrofits, to equipment
electrical installations, to major control system retrofits.
Develop PLC & SCADA applications, maintain plant control systems and industrial factory
networks; manage SQL databases and reporting systems for industrial control applications.
Electrical Project Engineer at Castwell Products, LLC
February 1993  –  February 2009  (16 years 1 month)
Managed electrical projects for a durable goods manufacturer (primary metals industry) in the
Chicago area. Primary focus was in industrial control systems, but range of experience included
power distribution projects and general facility electrical infrastructure engineering/support.
Managed projects from concept to completion; performed electrical design work including PLC
programming, HMI/SCADA development, AutoCAD wiring diagrams, control panel and pipe & wire
layouts, 3-phase power feed wire & circuit protection sizing, etc.
Provided technical support to electricians and the maintenance department; always willing to roll up
my sleeves and dig in.
Wore other hats as an internal quality management system auditor (ISO 9001/TS 16949, QS-9000),
and as the Audit Coordinator/Lead Auditor for the environmental management system (ISO
Bradley University
BS, Electrical Engineering Technology, 1987 – 1991
Activities and Societies:  Bradley Hockey, Theta Xi
Automation Systems, Industrial Controls, Project Management, Leadership Development, Lean
Manufacturing, Hockey, Fishing, West Coast Swing, Hustle
Joe Zegan
Greater Chicago Area
Electrical Engineer at Ed Miniat
2 people have recommended Joe
“It has been my pleasure to work with Joe for 16 years at Castwell. His projects are planned well
and executed in a timely manner. Joe brings a high level of leadership to his projects and always
manages to deliver more than expected. He is trustworthy and can be counted on to deliver in
clutch situations. He is respected by his peers and those who work on his projects. His strengths
are excellent communication and project management skills.”
—Dave Scheler, Solutions Engineer,  EnerNOC,  managed Joe at Castwell Products, LLC
“Joe has participated in Internal Audits for several years now. His work is always thorough and
insightful. His work is a benchmark for new auditors to imitate. Simply said: Top-notch auditor!”
—Ray Flynn, Quality Assurance Manager,  Castwell Products, LLC.,  worked with Joe at Castwell
Products, LLC

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